This is a guest post by Lyndsey.

My university French professor used to plan a trip to Quebec City every year. He would rent a 15 passenger van and we would start the long 13 hour drive from Pennsylvania to Quebec. Who needs to go all the way to France when Quebec, New France, is right at your own back door? After all, as my professor liked to say, the Quebecois are more French than the French!

He was right. The Quebecois are extremely proud of their history and their French heritage. Even their stop signs say “Arrêt” whereas in France they have adopted the English sign “Stop.” Everywhere you go in Quebec City, you feel like you are smack-dab in the middle of a quaint French city. Shopkeepers will greet you with “Bonjour,” cafés serve the best crêpes, and cobble stone streets with well preserved examples of European architecture will have you feeling that you really are in France.

Chateau Frontenac from Plains of Abraham

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